Virtual Tour of the Forest: Planting

A forester can determine which tree species is best for the soil and site. If the site is best suited for pine, then the area can be planted with genetically improved tree seedlings grown locally at Virginia Tree Nurseries.

If the site is suited to growing quality hardwoods the forester can prescribe forestry practices to manage for hardwood species and improve the health and productivity of a new forest.

The future of the forest depends on the decisions you make today. With a commitment to conservation and wise management advice from a professional resource manager, forest landowners can sustain the environmental values, quality of life, and economic benefits provided by our bountiful forests.